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Hiroshima Nagasaki Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Hiroshima Nagasaki

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  • On August 6th, 1945 the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The total number killed by the bomb exceeded 200,000. Three days later a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. 140,000 people died as a result.
    August 06, 2003 | Story
  • To mark the anniversary of the dropping of the first nuclear bomb, the Pacifica Radio Archives helped arrange a dramatic reading of Hersey’s classic work. Democracy Now! broadcasts an excerpt looking at the story of Dr. Sasaki, one of the few doctors to survive the attack. In addition DN! televises original video footage — once classified by the U.S. government — of the horrific aftermath.
    August 06, 2003 | Story
  • Some 150 top U.S. officials and military contractors are scheduled to gather Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska at the U.S. Strategic Command Center. The meeting’s agenda is secret as is the guest list. But observers say the Bush administration will likely agree to launch a new nuclear age. [Includes transcript]
    August 05, 2003 | Story
  • Shock and Awe. These are the words the Pentagon is using to describe its planned air campaign in Iraq.
    March 21, 2003 | Story
  • 56 years ago this week the US dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6 the U.S. dropped abomb on Hiroshima, killing 140,000 people in the world’s first nuclear assault. Pilot Claude Tibbets named the planethat dropped that bomb Enola Gay after his mother.
    August 09, 2001 | Story
  • 56 years ago today, at 8:15 a.m. (Japan time), the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped a four-ton uranium atomic bomb onHiroshima, Japan.
    August 06, 2001 | Story
  • Residents of Nagasaki joined in a prayer for peace today, the 55th anniversary of the second atomic bomb attack on Japan in the closing days of World War II. The attack on the southeastern Japanese city on August 9, 1945 came three days after the United States carried out the world’s first atomic bombing on nearby Hiroshima in an effort to force the Japanese into surrender. The Hiroshima blast killed 140,000 people. Japan surrendered...
    August 09, 2000 | Story
  • Residents of Nagasaki joined in a prayer for peace today, the 54th anniversary of the second atomic bomb attack on Japan in the closing days of World War II. The attack on the southeastern Japanese city on August 9, 1945 came three days after the United States carried out the world’s first atomic bombing on nearby Hiroshima in an effort to force the Japanese into surrender. The Hiroshima blast killed 140,000 people. Japan surrendered...
    August 09, 1999 | Story
  • Fifty-four years ago, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city. In a special live broadcast from New Mexico, a conversation with peace activists from around the world who will perform a weapons inspection at Los Alamos, the site where the bomb was made.

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    August 06, 1999 | Story
  • Fifty-two years ago this week, the United States dropped the first atomic bombs, killing hundreds of thousands of people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and officially inaugurating the nuclear age. However, the Japanese were not to be the only victims the emerging technology.
    August 08, 1997 | Story